Polaris has expanded its purpose-built commercial vehicle line, Polaris Brutus, to include the Brutus base model with cab, heat and air conditioning. This unit is now available for order through authorized Brutus dealers in North America.
In March 2013, Polaris introduced the three-model Brutus lineup as the first side-by-side utility vehicle in the market to deliver front-end power take-off (PTO) capability. The new Brutus model integrates key offerings from the Brutus HD and Brutus HDPTO models.
“Each commercial customer is unique; some require the ability to operate a complete line of hydraulic and PTO attachments, while others need a vehicle to transport and haul cargo,” says Aaron Stegemann, Polaris business development manager for ORV adjacent markets. “The fourth model provides all the features that make the Brutus a true workhorse, while creating a more comfortable and productive year-round operator experience.”
What sets new Brutus apart from the base model is a fully enclosed, factory-installed cab with heating, defrost and air conditioning. Of course, such luxuries come at a significant cost. The new Brutus retails for $20,999, which is whopping $5,800 more than the base model Brutus. However, we’d guess Polaris has received enough requests for an accessory cab system on the base model Brutus to make a factory-offered cab system a gamble worth taking.
As the only Brutus with an all-season climate controlled cab equipped with seating for three adults, the new model’s slide-through access is designed to make it easy for passengers to enter and exit the cab. Also added to the new model is the electric bed lift for the pallet-sized cargo box, which is standard on the Brutus HD and Brutus HDPTO models.
Other features include a 24-horsepower diesel engine with hydrostatic transmission, On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive, and treadle pedal for shiftless forward and reverse travel. The Brutus family also boasts a multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension, designed to minimize suspension sag when the 1,250-pound capacity rear cargo box is fully loaded and maintain ground clearance when trailering with its 2,000-pound towing capacity.